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This Supreme Court ruling could drive environmental insurance sales

March 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers could see more demand for environmental liability insurance because of a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator, a Toronto underwriter suggests. In Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., the Supreme Court

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Liability risks from fuel storage tanks

September 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Clients who make tanks for flammable and hazardous material cannot always obtain insurance covering the full range of product and pollution liability. Matrix Service Company, whose products include above-ground fuel tanks, said Wednesday its products can potentially expose it to

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Net income for Swiss Re US$1.2 billion in 2017 H1, down from about US$1.9 billion in 2016 H1

August 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Disciplined underwriting and strong investment returns contributed to Swiss Re recording net income of US$1.2 billion for the first half of 2017, although catastrophe claims served to reduce the total from the comparable period in 2016. Net income for Swiss

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Combined ratio down 4.6 points for Everest Re

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Everest Re Group Ltd. reported Monday catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, of $53.5 million in the three months ending June 30, with a 4.6-point improvement in its Q2 combined ratio to 90.5%. All figures are in United States dollars. Hamilton,

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Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

July 24, 2017 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it

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Chubb’s multi-line practice to focus on large transportation clients in U.S. and Canada, help address wide range of risks

July 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb’s newly launched multi-line industry practice will focus on providing insurance products, service and risk management solutions for best-in-class large risk transportation clients in both the United States and Canada. The formalization of the practice, within the insurer’s Major Accounts

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Oil spill cleanup continues at derailed freight train site, CN investigating

July 4, 2017 The Associated Press

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – The effort to clean up 40,000 gallons of crude oil continues south of Chicago where a freight train derailed last week. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Monday the company is investigating the cause and circumstances

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Q1 insurance premiums up 95% at Berkshire Hathaway after adverse development reinsurance agreement with AIG

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced Friday it recorded insurance premiums earned of $21.7 billion during the three months ending March 31 – up 95% from $11.1 billion in Q1 2016 -while Cyclone Debbie affected the Omaha, Neb.-based firm’s underwriting result by

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Terrorist attack on extraction companies likely low, cyber risk increase as refining process advances

April 28, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

PHILADELPHIA – Resources extraction industries are certainly not alone in facing cyber risk, but the risk of a related terrorism attack would most likely be higher later in the refining process, suggested Christof Bentele, head of global crisis management for

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Larger liability claims expected to become more expensive, complex: AGCS

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is increasing potential for “larger liability claims to become more expensive, complex and international, demonstrating the pervasive and long-term nature of liability losses,” suggests a new global claims review released Thursday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Industrial,

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AIG sees net loss of about US$3 billion in 2016 Q4

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has posted net losses for both the full year and the fourth quarter of 2016, but company president and CEO Peter Hancock reports that actions taken last year will help “dramatically reduce uncertainty and deliver

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AIG, National Indemnity ink reinsurance agreement covering long-tail prior-year commercial casualty

January 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group Inc. said Friday it “expects a material prior year adverse development charge” during the three months ending Dec. 31, 2016 and that National Indemnity Company (NICO) has agreed to reinsure 80% of losses on certain reserves for